Friday, 27 November 2009

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Soccer Corner

Rodney Marsh on the cover of the June 1980 edition of Soccer Corner.
Thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Oscar Fabbiani

Oscar Fabbiani, during a training session.

Many thanks to Vickie Moxley.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Steve Wicks 1987 Panini Card

Steve Wicks' 1987 Panini card, whilst he was at Chelsea.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Rowdies Press Photos - Sandje Ivanchukov

Sandje Ivanchukov leaps through the air, against the Strikers, with Wes McLeod watching.
Thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1977 Merchandise

Rowdies merchandise from 1977.
Thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Connell

Mike Connell tries to outrun Cosmos' Steve Hunt to the ball, during Soccer Bowl '78.
Thanks to Andy Northern.

Stewart Jump 1975, 1976, 1977

Stewart Paul Jump was born 27th January, 1952 in Crumpsall, England. He was a Lancashire County schoolboy selection at the age of 15, joined first division side Stoke City in 1965 as an apprentice, signed professional in July 1969, made his debut in 1970, and would remain in the first team until he transfered to Crystal Palace for a fee of £70,000 in December 1973. He had appeared in 44 games and scored 2 goals for Stoke.
Whilst he was with Crystal Palace he was loaned out to Fulham, where he played in 3 games during the 1976-77 season. He was also a loanee when he joined the Rowdies for the 1975 season, was one of the tough stalwarts of the Rowdies back line of defense during the title run. Helped the Rowdies to the Soccer Bowl '75 against the Portland Timbers, where he was named Most Valuable Player. Was also named the Exchange Bank Player of the Week twice during the '75 season. Played in 24 games that year.
Returned to England after the season to play for Palace, enjoyed an excellent 1975-76 season in the third division. Was "Man of the Match" for Palace in an exciting 1-0 defeat of first division Leeds United in the FA Cup.
1976, saw Stewart return for the outdoor season with the Rowdies, appeared in 19 games and scored a goal in the 7-0 romp of the Hartford Bicentennials on July 30th. Missed several games due to injury. Was named on the Second Team All NASL in both 1975 and 1976. Again, he would return to London to play for Palace after the NASL season. This would be his last season with Crystal Palace, he would make a career total of 81 apperances and scoring 2 goals with Palace.
In 1977, Stewart played in 23 games for the Rowdies, which would be his last season in Tampa. A fans favourite.
The Houston Hurricane signed Stewart on a permanent contract in early 1978. He starred in 28 games and scored 1 goal during his first year in Houston. Was the Hurricane's Athlete of the Year for 1978, as chosen by members of the Houston Sportswriters and Sportcasters Association. So respected for his playing abilites that he was one of a few "outsiders" invited along on the New York Cosmos' exhibition tour of Europe that summer. Then played indoor soccer on loan with Houston Summit Soccer, and was one of the leagues top 10 scorers.
In 1979, he was the only Hurricane to be named an NASL Player of the Week. Helped Houston to the playoffs, played in 28 games and scored 2 goals.
In what was to be the Hurricane's last season, Stewart would play in their first 21 games, before being traded to the Minnesota Kicks, where he made his debut against the Tulsa Roughnecks on July 13th, in a 2-1 win. He would again help his side to the playoffs. Appeared in 14 games.
1981, would be Stewart's last year in the NASL, He played in all 36 games for the Kicks that year, again helping them to the playoffs. Was one of a few NASL players to wear the unlucky number 13.
Stewart Jump currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Don McAllister 1982-83 FKS Publishers Card

Don McAllister's 1982-83 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Tottenham Hotspur.

Rowdies Press Photos - Tom Maurer

Tom Maurer loses out to two Strikers' players during the indoor 1980 season.
Thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh gets to grips with Vancouver Whitecaps' Parsons during Soccer Bowl '79.
Thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson in action against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, during the 1980 indoor season.
Thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Oscar Fabbiani

Oscar Fabbiani in action during Soccer Bowl '79.
Thanks to Andy Northern.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Rowdies Press Photos - Wes McLeod

Wes McLeod during a training session.
Thanks to Andy Northern.

Rob Ryerson 1992

Rob Ryerson attended Oakland Mills High School where he played for the school's boys soccer team. He was selected as the Howard County "Player of the Year". He was also a high school All-American his senior year. He played three seasons of collegiate soccer while attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Rob was All Far West in 1983, 1984 and 1985. He was also the 1985 All Big West Player of the Year. He was a third team NSCAA All-American in 1984 and 1985 and a Soccer America Magazine first team All American in 1985. He holds the top two positions on the Big West season scoring record list with 21 goals (9 assists) in 1985 and 20 goals (7 assists) in 1984. He also scored 16 goals in 1983. He attained his degree and graduated from UNLV in 1988.
After leaving UNLV, Rob played the 1986 season with the San Diego Nomads of the Western Soccer Alliance. He was 5th on the alliance's goals list with 6. That winter he joined the Baltimore Blast of the MISL. In 1988, Rob signed with the Fort Wayne Flames of the AISA under coach and former Blast teammate Dave MacKenzie. Rob appeared in the final 26 games of the season, scored 6 goals and added 5 assists for 11 points.
From 1988 to 1991, he played for the Maryland Bays first of the ASL and then the APSL. He was an ASL All Star in 1988 and was a member of the 1990 APSL championship Bays.
In 1992, he played 1 game for a total of 6 minutes with the Rowdies.
He also played with the Washington Warthogs of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. In 1996 he became an assistant coach with the Warthogs.
In 1988, he played his only full international match with the United States men's national soccer team. He scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on June 14th.
He was selected to the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 and the school retired his jersey number (10). In 2006 he was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame.
In 1997, he became the head coach of the Baton Rouge Bombers of the Eastern Indoor Soccer League. He led the Bombers to the championship game, losing to the Lafayette Swampcats, and earning Coach of the Year honors. The EISL only lasted two seasons, folding in 1998. Rob then began collegiate coaching. Rob has been the head coach of Mount Saint Mary's University soccer team since 2000. He was also the head coach of the 2004 Maryland Boys U/17 ODP.
Can anyone help with a photo of Rob in a Rowdies jersey? - if so could you please email me.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Rowdies Press Photos - Doug Wark

Doug Wark, indoor 1980.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Graham Paddon

Graham Paddon is challenged by Cosmos' Carlos Alberto during Soccer Bowl '78.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Press Photos - Winston DuBose

Winston DuBose indoor 1980.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Scott Ross Artwork

A caricature of Rodney Marsh by Scott Ross, from 1976.

Rowdies Press Photos - Arsene Auguste

Arsene Auguste controls the ball under the watch of his team mates Jan Van Der Veen, Keith Peacock and Tom Maurer during the indoor game against the Strikers, 1980.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Jean Harbor 1992, 1993

Jean Harbor was born September 19th, 1965 in Lagos, Nigeria. While born and raised in Nigeria, he attended college at Alabama A&M in the United States. He majored in chemistry and was a forward on the men’s soccer team from 1983 to 1986. He was a three time second and third team All American and held the school’s career scoring record when he graduated.
Before coming to the U.S., Jean had spent time with two Nigerian teams, Nepa F.C. and Enugu Rangers. However, he does not appear to have played professionally for two years after graduating from Alabama A&M. One article mentions that he worked in a Maryland laboratory for several years after leaving Alabama. He apparently even continued to work at the facility after he began his professional playing career.
In June 1988, the Washington Diplomats of the new ASL signed him. Diplomats coach, Julio Pinon, spotted him when Jean was playing in the Embassy Cup Tournament in Washington, D.C.. The Diplomats had been having difficulty scoring up to that point in the season, but he made an immediate positive impact. The team went on to win the ASL championship. Jean continued his high scoring ways in the 1989 season, but was suspended by the league after striking Pedro Magallanes in the face during a game with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The suspension ran for a month and helped limit him to seven goals that season.
In 1990, he moved to the Maryland Bays. By this time the ASL had merged with the Western Soccer League to form the American Professional Soccer League. Jean would spend two seasons with the Bays. In 1990, he scored eight goals as the Bays took the league championship in a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks. In 1991, he led the league in scoring with seventeen goals and eleven assists in twenty games as the Bays fell to the Albany Capitals in the semi-finals. Jean took first team All APSL and league MVP honors. The team folded at the end of the season. With the collapse of the Bays, he moved indoors in the fall of 1991 with the Baltimore Blast. However, Jean once again saw his team fold, this time along with the entire league, at the end of the season.
In 1992, he returned to the APSL, this time with the Rowdies. By this time, the league was struggling and had only five teams remaining. However, he continued his high scoring ways and took the scoring title with thirteen goals and four assists in fifteen games, earning first team All Star honors. The Rowdies also went to the championship game, only to fall to the Colorado Foxes. Jean saw a significant drop in his point production in 1993 as he scored only five goals, adding seven assists, in fourteen games. The Rowdies saw more playoff disappointment as they fell to the Foxes again, this time in the semifinals. At the end of the season, he again saw his team fold.
In 1994, he then moved to the Montreal Impact. He gained a measure of revenge on the Colorado Foxes this season as the Impact defeated them in the title game; he scored the lone goal in the Impact’s 1-0 victory.
In March 1995, he signed with the indoor Buffalo Blizzard of the National Professional Soccer League. The Blizzard were making a final push for the playoffs. While the Blizzard made the playoffs, they fell to the Cleveland Crunch in the first round. Jean played seven regular season games, scoring two goals, then another three games in the playoffs for the Blizzard.
In April 1995, the MLS signed Jean. However, when the league delayed its first season by a year, the league loaned him to the Seattle SeaDogs of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. In twenty-six games, he scored forty goals.
In February 1996, MLS held its first draft. The Colorado Rapids selected Jean with the second pick of the draft. In that first season, he led the team in scoring with eleven goals in twenty-nine games, but the Rapids finished at the bottom of the table and failed to make the playoffs. He then injured his knee in the 1997 pre-season, requiring surgery. The Rapids released him in June 1997.
He returned to the Seattle SeaDogs where he was MVP of the All Star game. That season he also helped lead Seattle to the final CISL Championship defeating the Houston Hotshots 2 games to 0. Once again, Jean saw a team and a league fold at the end of the season.
In October 1997, he moved to the Florida ThunderCats of the NPSL as the team began preparations for its first, and ultimately, it’s only season. The ThunderCats had significant financial problems during the 1998-1999 season and sold his contract to the Philadelphia KiXX just prior to the 1999 playoffs. Jean’s time in Philadelphia included only the end of the 1998-1999 season and the playoffs.
In 1992, Jean Harbor became a U.S. citizen. U.S. coach Bora Milutinović quickly called him up for an October 9th match with Canada. Jean went on to earn fourteen caps while Milutinovic was coach, but he was unable to score. Milutinovich dropped him from the national team in June 1993, but he earned one more cap under Steve Sampson on October 16th, 1996. The regular national team players had gone on strike and USSF was forced to field an ad hoc player line up for a game against Peru.
In 2004, Jean worked for NASA.
If Jean should ever come across this, could you please email me.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Signed Cards - 1992 Rowdies Billy Andracki

Billy Andracki's signed card.
A big thank you to Ray Knisley in obtaining this.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Rowdies Press Photos - Perry Van Der Beck

Perry Van Der Beck slams a Strikers' player into the boards, during a 1980 indoor game.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Rowdies Press Photos - Petar Baralic

Petar Baralic in action against the Cosmos in 1979.
Many thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Scott Ross Artwork

A caricature of Farrukh Quraishi by Scott Ross, from 1976.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh 1977.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Pennant

Another Rowdies pennant from the NASL years.

Rowdies Press Photos - Ivan "John" Grnja

Ivan Grnja on the ball against the Cosmos in Giants Stadium in 1979, with John Gorman in the foreground.
Many thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Press Photos - Sandje Ivanchukov

Sandje Ivanchukov makes a tackle during an indoor game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 1980, with John Gorman watching on.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Scott Ross Artwork

A caricature of Clyde Best by Scott Ross, from 1976.

Ray Hudson 1990

Ray Hudson was born March 24th, 1955 in Gateshead, England. He signed with local side Newcastle United in 1973 at the age of 17. He made over 40 appearances for the club and fans there nicknamed him "Rocky."
After four years in the Football League First Division, Ray moved to the United States, playing for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL from 1977 to 1983 and was named an All-Star five times. He played the winter season of 1983-84 in Germany with Union Solingen, making 10 appearances without scoring.
Ray also played for the Strikers following their move to Minnesota in 1984, which proved to be the NASL's final year. During his stint with the Strikers, he scored 44 goals in 197 matches with 99 assists.
He followed this with a season playing for Edmonton Brickmen before joining the American Professional Soccer League to play for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 1988 and 1989.
In 1990, he joined the Rowdies, former Coach Gordon Jago tried unsuccessfully to lure Ray away from the Strikers in 1980, right after he had captained them to Soccer Bowl '80, against the New York Cosmos. "Jago offered me a great deal, but my loyalty was with the Strikers," Ray said. "I hope it's a case of better late than never." Ray would appear in 13 games, scoring 2 goals and 1 assist for the Rowdies.
After starting out as the Miami Fusion's community outreach director and TV commentator, Ray was named its head coach in the middle of the 2000 season, finishing the season with an 11-12-1 record. He led the club to the best regular season record in MLS (the MLS Supporters' Shield, the equivalent of a league championship in European leagues) in 2001 with 16 wins, 5 losses and 5 draws. However, the club was defeated by the San Jose Earthquakes in the semifinal round of the playoffs. He quickly became known for his fiery personality. One memorable incident occurred after a Miami home win against the Tampa Bay Mutiny. The Fusion scored five goals, an offensive outburst for soccer, but Ray was apparently unsatisfied. He stormed into the media tent and up to the podium. He said, "I've got nothing to say. Any questions? ANY QUESTIONS? No? OK!" and stormed right back out. Interviews with players after the game indicated that Ray was angered by a perceived lack of effort, even with the Fusion's dominant win.
Following MLS's contraction of the Fusion, Ray was hired to replace his friend Thomas Rongen as head coach of D.C. United on January 8th, 2002. He continued to regale fans and journalists with his wit, stories, and quotes. He once famously said, "There’s a lot of talent on this team, and I’m talking Anna Nicole Smith type of talent!" upon taking control of the team in 2002. He worked for ESPN's World Cup coverage in 2002, and came up with a memorable quote after the American team drew 1-1 with South Korea in group play. Expounding upon whether U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel should be thanking his defenders for their works, he said, "I'll be kissing their bums in the showers."
Despite his personality and love for the home fans, United finished at the bottom of the table in the East in 2002 with a record of 9-14-5, and were ousted in the first round by Chicago Fire by a 4-0 aggregate score in the two-game series in 2003. "Someone get me a blindfold and a cigarette!" he said during the post-game news conference. He was replaced by Peter Nowak in 2004. Ray's cumulative record as an MLS head coach stands at 46-44-20.

Beginning with the 2004-2005 season, Ray Hudson began TV commentating for GolTV. He is a color commentator for European league matches and was a co-host of American Soccer until his final (to date) appearance on the show on August 29th, 2007. During the 2006 World Cup, he was a co-host for the English-language segment of the nightly Gol TV En Alemania wrap-up show.
He has begun to develop a cult following because of his commentating style, which consists of highly elaborate metaphors and excited, romanticized descriptions of players and goals. A weblog has been established to record Hudson's finest quotations -

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Rowdies Press Photos - Oscar Fabbiani

Oscar Fabbiani 1980.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Topps NASL Soccer Stickers

Two stickers from the 1979 Topps NASL Soccer Stickers collection.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1978 Ticket Stub

This ticket stub signed by Rodney Marsh, is from the game against The New England Tea Men, the record books show the date as July 21st 1978, but the ticket states it as the 22nd. The Rowdies won 3-1, with goals from Rodney Marsh, Steve Wegerle and Mirandinha. Att: 24,069.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Press Photos - Jan Van Der Veen

Jan Van Der Veen takes on Strikers' Murphy, during the 1980 indoor season.
Thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Wegerle

Steve Wegerle in action against the Cosmos in 1979.
Many thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rogues vs Rowdies Press Pass

A press pass for the game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, for the game against the Memphis Rogues, March 31st, 1979.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Kevin Sloan 1992, 1993

Kevin Sloan was born December 23rd, 1965 in Columbia, Maryland. He started playing soccer at the age of 7, he would practice twice a week. As a child, he was recognized as a Maryland Youth State team player.
Kevin was a three-time NCAA All-America selectee while acquiring his degree in International Business at Catawba (NC) College, and he has been an All-Star in every league in which he has played. He was a member of the 1990 American Professional Soccer League (APSL) national champion Maryland Bays outdoor team, and he won an MISL championship following the 2001-02 season with the Philadelphia KiXX under the tutelage of then KiXX and current Ironmen head coach, Omid Namazi.
Kevin played for a number of teams during his career, the Dayton Dynamo (AISA), Maryland Bays, the Rowdies, where he played in 14 games and scored 7 goals in 1992 and 14 games and 3 goals in 1993. The Baltimore Blast, Baltimore Spirit, Delaware Wizzards, Sacramento Knights, Carolina Dynamo, Staten Island Vipers, Philadelphia Kixx and was the player/Assistant Coach for the New Jersey Ironmen during their inaugaral season 2007-08.
Kevin, in just his second year at the helm of the Neumann Knights men's soccer program, was selected by his fellow PAC coaches as the 2007 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
Under his guidance, Neumann College (Ashton, PA) posted a 7-7-4 record in 2007, marking the first 500 season in program's history. The Knights reached new heights, when they travelled to Alvernia College for the program's first playoff appearance, after going 3-3-2-in the PAC. The two teams dueled through 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, before proceeding to penalty kicks. Unfortunately, the Knights lost to the Crusaders 3-1. He has remained at Neumann for the 2008 season.
Kevin also runs his own Soccer Academy, more can be found at

Signed Cards - 1977 Rowdies Ricky Davis

Today, I received a reply from Ricky Davis, he has kindly signed my Rowdies card.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

1992 Rowdies Teamphoto

I'm still working on the names for this 1992 teamphoto, if anyone can help, please email me.
Back Row: Steve Glickman (Trainer); ?; ?; Steve Trittschuh; Perry Van Der Beck; Brett Phillips; Billy Andracki; Derek Backman; Ricky Hill; Jean Harbor; Chris Charles; ?; ?.
Front Row: Terry Rowe; Giles Hooper; Tommy Reasoner; Billy Ronson; Mark Abboud; Chris Brauchle; Ralph Black; Kevin Sloan; Phillip Gyau; Jimmy McGeough.
Many thanks to Chris Charles for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies KICK Magazine

This edition shows the date March 31st, but all the record books show the date as March 30th. Todays opponents were the Memphis Rogues, an attendance of 16,869 saw the Rowdies win 2-1, with goals coming from Oscar Fabbiani and Rodney Marsh. The team this day was: Bilecki, Gorman, Connell, Kitchener, Andruszewski, Van Der Veen, McLeod, Baralic, Fabbiani, Marsh, Wegerle. Substitutes; Van Der Beck, Quaraishi.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Monday, 2 November 2009


Has anyone got any of these Maas Brothers promo cards from 1977? - If so, please could you scan them in high quality, and email them to me, thanks. Or if you want to sell, Iam looking for Derek Smethurst, Lenny Glover, Arsene Auguste and others.